General Olurin, of the popular Olurin family in Ilaro Yewa, served Nigeria and ECOWAS in many capacities among which are ECOMOG Commander, Military Administrator of Oyo State, Civilian Administrator of Ekiti State and Chancellor of Nigeria’s first University of Education, TASUED.
Olurin was the Commander, 1st Mechanized Brigade, Minna, GOC, 3rd Armoured Division, Jos. He has also lectured on peacekeeping at the International Peace Academy, the National War College, and United Nations seminars in Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal.
Olurin has been the recipient of many honours including the United Nations Peace Medal and the Knight Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption (KCHOAR), Liberia’s highest national honour award. He is an honorary paramount chief of the Republic of Liberia.
May Almighty God forgive his shortcomings and grant all that he left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.